Established December 2nd, 2006

MD/ Director Susan Fiander-Woodhouse

Director Gerry Woodhouse (husband)

Production Manager Charlotte Hill (daughter)

We are open to the public and you can drop in and see us during our opening hours Mon to Fri 10-5pm. We are open on Saturdays from the Easter Bank Holiday 10-2pm.

There may be some days when we are closed due to outside event, deliveries or family events.  Cheeses can be purchased from outlets nearby at Big Pit, Morrisons Store Abergavenny or Cashells Butchers in Crickhowell.

We are a specialist cheddar cheese company based in the World Heritage site of Blaenafon, South Wales. Situated in the main High Street we produce everything from our premises 79 & 80 Broad Street, Blaenavon, NP49NF.  Tel 01495 793123 or mobile 07886388573

All our cheeses are handmade by our family and are free from any artificial preservatives or colourings. They are all suitable for Vegetarians and are coloured in a bright wax coating to give a long natural shelf life of 5 months if they are stored correctly between +0 to +5 oC.

Our famous Pwll Mawr cheddar is aged 300ft below ground at the bottom of the mine shaft at Big Pit Mining museum in the World Heritage site ½ a mile away.  Once every 2 weeks Gerry does a cheese swap. He takes the cheeses to the Big Pit, ready for maturing and the miners bring up the batch which has been aging below ground for the past 2 weeks.  Big Pit is open to the public and is free to visit. Parking is charged.

We produce very distinctive cheddars, many are flavoured with local alcohols which act as our natural preservatives and include; Celtic Spirit whisky, Black Mountain Liqueur, Brains SA & Reverend James ale and Taffy Apple cider.  Our Taffy Apple cheese won the International Cheese Awards Gold Medal 2018.

Our  cheddars have scenes of Blaenafon’s industrial heritage on the labels.

Also, in the product range are gift packs, four hamper choices and Four Cheesy Tipple choices which consist of a cheddar and their matching bottle of real ale or cider in a gift pack.

Wholesale

is available via Castell Howell at Cross Hands, Llanelli, Tel 01269 846060

or Vin Sullivan at Blaenavon who cover the London & English requirements. Tel 01495 792792 ask for Chris

Supply Enquiries

from:
wholesale, farm-shops, deli’s, hotels, restaurants,
Independent chains please contact us by phone or email for information on supply.

Talks & Presentations, Coach groups

We are available to give talks & cheese tastings to groups, WI or town’s women’s guilds. Talk is 45 minutes then a tasting session with a chance to make purchases afterwards the fee is – £60.

Coach parties are also welcome, and we host a full day including tasting and a Welsh 3 course lunch for £20pp.  Free lunch for the Driver.

Tel 01495 793123 or email achunkofwales@btinternet.com

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Contact Us

0788 638 8573

0149 579 3123

achunkofwales@btinternet.com